This is 44-year- old Charles. He is married, and has two children aged 20 and 25 years. He has two additional dependents living with him as sales assistants. In 2002, Charles established his fish business. He began his business because he wants to help in bringing up his family. Working seven days-a-week and 15 hours per day, he earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 3, 000,000. Charles now requires this loan in order to increase his stock of fish to be transported to the provinces for sale which will increase his profits. In the future, Charles plans to erect a house, and educate his children. He is thanking you for your support.
About the Association or Rural Development
The Association for Rural Development (ARD) is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Sierra Leone. Established in 1989, ARD has offered individual and group loans to support small-scale businesses across the country for two decades. You can learn more about ARD on its partner profile page, support the organization and its staff by joining the ARD lending team, or lend to another one of its borrowers currently raising funds on Kiva.